Ingres, Jean-Auguste-Dominique (1780-1876) by Scholes, Robert

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780 – 1876) Ingres was the son of a tailor who was also an amateur painter, sculptor and musician. He became a pupil of , won the Prix de Rome 1801, and studied in Rome and in Florence until 1824. He resisted the romantic style that was beginning to dominate French painting in the nineteenth century after David’s classicism, and painted romantic subjects in a classic style that owed something to his study of in Italy. He was a superb draftsman, and later painters, including the modernists, often copied or parodied his style and his images. David Raffaello

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